I'm still woozy from this afternoon's trip to the periodontist (happy pill, much freezing, nap), so forgive my brevity.
- Jacket - Danier Couture; consignment; last seen here last week with baby blue and gold
- Top - Club Monaco, thrifted; last worn here layered with lavender in January
- Skirt - H&M, thrifted; purchased here yesterday for $8.99
- Shoes - Marc; last worn here in February with red and tropical
- Earrings - Le Chateau
I am a bit late for "Literary Stylings" over at Gracey's Fashion for Giants, but here we go, catching up!
The first two books of the five I finished since the last time I posted (here), are these. I also read another Lois McMaster Bujold, but had to return it to Stuart at work.
"Variable Star" is by Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson. Heinlein is long-dead; Spider is alive and living in Vancouver. He was commissioned by the Heinlein Foundation to finish this last book, based on Robert's notes. I am pleased to say that he did a damned good job, ably excising the sexism that threads through many of Heinlein's novels. While the ending was a bit of a let-down, the entire story was a rollicking good ride. I also appreciated the "Trailer Park Boys" joke mid-way through it (a little in-joke for Spider's fellow Canucks). This was a bathroom book, so it took me longer to read.
Two more: Stephen King's "Revival" and "Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue.
"Revival" is me working through my unread Kings by my nightstand, and it was also a bathroom book. King is an easy read; easy to pick up and put down here and there without losing what's going on. I enjoyed this book, although - as always - his endings are weak and run out of steam (but not electricity, ha ha, book in-joke).
Oh, and mailbag question from Ms. Mica T of Away From the Blue (long-time blog friend, hello, Mica!):
What do you do with all the designer pieces you score when you get bored of them? Do you resell them or do you do like you do with your other clothes and pass them on not worrying about the price?Your suspicions are correct, Mica: I give them away just like I do with everything else I own. I point out name brands that my friends might not be familiar with, but it's almost the same for me as with cheaper brands. I do like to make sure that a piece goes to a good home where it will be really loved (looking at you with Kim's suit, Yvonne! Mwah!), versus just tossing it in a bag for picking over.